I had picked up Gone with the Wind, and then I started reading Don Quixote. As they sat on my side table, I noticed that both have bright red covers. So then I had a ridiculous idea that my next reading project would be to read all the bright red covers that are on my shelf. I’ve extended it to those that also have the word “red” or a related terms in the title.
So without further ado, here are the red books I plan on reading in a vlog for you. I started outside because it was so pretty out. But then Raisin decided to stop playing and come help, so I was speaking very quickly. You can hear his commentary in the background. I cannot understand him so don’t ask me what he’s saying. I was afraid he’d play with the camera or run on screen. Anyway, I finished later inside when he was asleep.
Also, I keep referring to summer. I meant spring and summer. I’ll do this project until I get tired of it. I have enough books to last a year, but I figured this was a fun idea for the warm months.
(Let’s hope that thumbnail picture updates soon to something else, shall we?)
I know vlogs are hard sometimes to get all the titles, and I hadn’t realized that it was so hard to see the books. So, here are the titles.
Don Quixote (1606-15); Gone with the Wind (1936); Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (1800s); The Aeneid (20 BCE); Things Fall Apart (1958)
Others to chose from
Really Old Classics: Gilgamesh; The Tale of the Genji; Grief Lessons (Euripedes plays); The Inferno (I tried this last one last summer and it was just too dense for summer!)
Victorian era novels: Red Badge of Courage; Poor Miss Finch; The Eustace Diamonds; The Scarlett Letter; The Mill on the Floss; The Pickwick Papers; No Name
Modern (post 1900): Farenheit 451; The Hunt for Red October; The Name of the Rose; The Great Gatsby; A Small Place; The Enchanted April
Nonfiction: The Seekers by Daniel Boorstin
Which red books should I read?
P.S. I am coming to BEA next month! I thought it might be nice if you saw and heard from me. I may do some more vlogs in the coming weeks so I won’t be a stranger in NYC next month. (Can I say “next month” one more time?!)